Free time from Teaching with the British Academy

Many academics struggle to get the time to carry out research. This fund from the British Academy offers free time from teaching. British Academy funding if for the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Applications must be made of their online system. Once submitted they need to be approved by the Universities External Projects Team by the deadline of 18/09/13, so make sure you let the team know you are applying in advance.

Funding Body: British Academy

Scheme: Mid-career Fellowships

Overview: Time freed from normal teaching and administrative commitments to devote to the completion of a major piece of research.

Through this scheme the academy intends to support individual researchers with excellent research proposals and to promote public understanding and engagement with the humanities and social sciences.

Individuals employed at UK universities or other higher education institutions are eligible to apply. Fellowships are intended primarily to provide opportunities for scholars who have already published works of intellectual distinction or have established a significant track record as an excellent communicator and a champion in their field, and who are normally no more than 15 years from the award of their doctorate.

Fellowships can be held over a minimum of six months and a maximum of 12 months, beginning in the autumn of 2014.

Budget: The total value of a fellowship is not expected to exceed £160,000.

Deadlines: 18 September 2013

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Life Sciences Summit – Free W Midlands Event



Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th March 2013 Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham

Join high profile speakers, leading clinical and academic experts and business leaders from across the UK at the inaugural Life Science Summit.

 Attend this FREE 2 day event and benefit from a unique opportunity to hear about major developments taking place in the region’s Life Science sector.

 Featuring a keynote speech from the Office of Life Science, delegates will also hear from representatives of the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, University of Birmingham, Health Technology Co-operative, West Midlands Academic Health Science Network and the pioneering NIHR Surgical Reconstruction & Microbiology Research Centre. 

 In addition, presentations from key business leaders will provide a unique opportunity to learn, understand and discuss where the future of healthcare business lies.   Discover what’s new and meet with those who can help you innovate, improve effectiveness and build competitive advantage.

 The final summit programme will be released soon, however themes to be covered include:

  • Translating research into business
  • Digital Health
  • Academic Health Science Networks – changing the way academia, industry and the NHS engage
  • Marketing the Business of Healthcare
  • Incubation and start up for life science business
  • Evidence based innovation
  • Trauma medicines and technologies – the opportunities for industry

The event will also incorporate the launch of the Edgbaston Medical Quarter – which provides a focus on and recognition of the world-class medical and healthcare provision Edgbaston, Birmingham has to offer.

 This event is FREE to attend and will attract at least 250 delegates each day.   With over 100 bookings taken already, register today to avoid disappointment.

 For more information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities please contact Lucy Watkins on 0121 452 5630 or email